re: Should Dictionaries Be Free/Open? VIEW POST

re: Wikipedia is running out of money, displaying donate $5 frequently on many pages. I am not against it, running it is a difficult task. I agree that...

That is true, and it's challenging to maintain for free if not impossible in the long term.

Recently Github started blocking access to some country users due to export restrictions imposed by US

Yes, I heard something about that, I think Iran had some issues with this. I hate these kinds of restrictions... makes me feel sick.

I liked the points you made. People follow the masses. And what is cool at the moment.

I'm contemplating the idea of setting up some kind of free Spanish dictionary, most likely hosted on GH as to reduce costs and make it easy for collaboration.

How about an app where users download/contribute and search? Contribution from non developer users will be more important than putting it on Github, what I would recommend is, making an app, approving entries and then publishing those entries in Github.

Yeah, I thought about that. Not a bad idea. The tough part is how to convince people to contribute, though.

Maybe a game-like website where users try to add as many words as they know, and then have some kind of verification process before adding them to the list. Make it into some sort of competition might give people the motivation to contribute.

I will think about this. Thanks for the idea :)

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